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Argus Americas Motor Fuels Summit

Join 200+ supply chain participants for the inaugural refined products event of the year!

Argus Americas Motor Fuels Summit | January 16-18, 2018

The Argus Americas Motor Fuels Summit brings together key refined products experts to discuss global shifts in supply, demand, infrastructure, geopolitical considerations and more!

Join us in Houston as we discuss key issues shaping the global refined products markets and get the information you need to maximize profitability and position your organization for success. Network, gain insight and do business at this exciting and timely industry event. 

Reasons to attend

  1. Industry experts: Hear from thought-leaders of the industry and get crucial insight to position your business for success
  2. Argus Week: Co-located with the Argus Americas Crude Summit and the Argus Americas LPG Summit, this event brings hundreds of market participants from the entire supply chain
  3. Networking opportunities: Meet over 500 of your peers at our networking events, including our Industry Dinner on January 16th

Event highlights

 
2018 Confirmed Speakers Include: 

  • Nicholas Burns, Former US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (2005-2008), Former US Ambassador to Greece (1997-2001) and NATO (2001–2005), Former White House Special Assistant 
  • Robert Gates, Secretary of Defense (2006-2011); Author, New York Times Best Seller, DUTY: Memoirs of a Secretary at War and A Passion for Leadership 
  • Dan Romasko, Chief Executive Officer and President, Motiva Enterprises LLC
  • Gene Gebolys, Founder, President & CEO, World Energy 
  • Dan Gordon, Executive Vice President, Business Development & Strategy, Delek US Holdings
  • Fidel Farías, Energy Market Consultant and Business Strategy Analyst, PDVSA, Petroleos de Venezuela S.A.
  • Gwen Mitchell, Manager, Specialty Products - Reg Fuels, Andeavor
  • Mike Davis. Director of Market Development, ICE Futures 
  • Bernadette Johnson, VP - Market Intelligence, Drilling Info, Inc.
  • John Demopoulos, Vice President, North American Refined Products, Argus
  • Paul Niznik, Manager, Biofuels & Environmental, Argus Consulting Services
  • And others to be announced soon!

Who should attend

Managers, Directors, Vice Presidents and C-Suite associated with:

Refining · Strategy · Marketing · Production · Business Development · Sales · End-users · Purchasing · Exports · Supply · Transportation · Infrastructure organizations · Traders · Brokers · Rail · Waterborne · Pipeline · Legal and regulatory · Vendors · And others!



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Registration Rates and Prices:

 
Pre-Registration Discount (Now - November 3rd)
$1,295
Early Registration Discount (November 4th - December 8th)
$1,595
Standard Registration (December 9th - January 15th)
$1,895
Onsite Registration $2,195

Additional Bookable Items:

Industry Dinner $185

For group rates, contact  email icon conferencesales@argusmedia.com

Fees include participation in all sessions, conference luncheon/reception, coffee breaks, continental breakfast and one set of conference documentation per person. Travel and accommodation costs are not included.

Hotel Accommodation and Visa Application
Delegates are responsible for their hotel, travel and visa arrangements. Event room rates are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Terms and Conditions
View the conference booking terms and conditions here.

Antitrust compliance reminder

Argus takes compliance with antitrust law seriously. The purpose of the Argus Mexican Refined Products Markets Conference is to help market participants understand the major issues shaping the market. The conference sessions will follow the agenda as circulated.

Argus reminds all participants of the need to be mindful of the requirement to comply with antitrust and competition laws. There should be no discussion of any matters relating to competition among participants, including discussion of individual prices, rates or market strategies and no exchange of information concerning any other competitive aspect of an individual company’s operation. Should any participant to this conference attempt to initiate a discussion with other participants on any of these matters, we recommend that other participants end the conversation immediately and at all times act in accordance with their own antitrust compliance policies and all applicable laws.

Disclaimer
The organizers will not accept liability for non-approval of visas, individual transport de­lays and transport disruption. In such circumstances, our normal cancellation rules and penalties apply. Where matters beyond the reasonable control of the organizers impair or prevent the organizers from being able to perform any activities relating to this event, each delegate releases the organizers from any liability, relating to such events.



Tuesday, January 16
13:00 - 14:30 Registration Opens
14:30 - 17:00 Pre-conference Workshop: Mexican Energy Reform

(Additional registration required- $395) 
14:30 - 15:30
  • Energy reform update- Update, analysis and trends: Take an in depth dive into the relevant challenges and opportunities uncovered since the liberalization of the Mexican market. Join this discussion to hear an overview of how trends in trade have shifted as well as what to expect in the coming year. 
Jaime Brito
Vice President, Pricing and Market Strategies
Argus

  • IEPS- A detailed look at taxation crossing the border: What is the legal framework surrounding the excise tax for inland transactions for nationally produced barrels and imports? How do these taxes vary by commodity and what are the government incentives specific to companies? What are the most common excise tax practical issues that the industry faces?
Santiago Llano Zapatero
Partner
Ritch Mueller 
15:30 - 16:00 Afternoon Networking Break 
16:00 - 17:00
  • US entry into Mexico from a regulatory perspective: What do transporters vs refiners look for when evaluating the boarder adjustment tax? What are the major considerations around retail permits as well as inspection of refined product imports into Mexico?
  • Infrastructure- current and upcoming projects: What are the restrictions with current infrastructure and what are some of the most vital projects moving forward? Where are the major terminals planned on the border? How will all of this new infrastructure affect importing, transportation and storage as more participants enter the Mexican market?
Esteban Salas
SVP, Refined Products
Windstar LPG
17:00 - 19:00 Welcome Reception

(Open to all conference attendees) 
19:00 - 22:00 Industry Dinner

Join over 150 senior-level crude, LPG and refined products market participants for our annual industry dinner. 

*$185 per person – tables available for purchase. Please contact sponsorship@argusmedia.com

Guest speaker:
Nicholas Burns
  • Former US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
  • Former US Ambassador to Greece and NATO
  • Former White House Special Assistant 
  • Current Harvard Professor
Wednesday, January 17
07:00 - 08:30 Registration and Breakfast
08:30 - 08:40 Welcome and Opening Remarks
08:40 - 09:30  Opening Keynote Speaker: Grand Ballroom G & J

Robert Gates
  • US Secretary of Defense (2006-2011) 
  • President, Texas A&M University (2002-2006)
  • Director of Central Intelligence (1991-1993) 
  • Deputy National Security Officer (1989-1991)
09:30 - 09:45 Room Switch: All attendees of the Argus Americas Motor Fuels Summit please join us in Grand Ballroom F for the remainder of the day’s sessions.
09:45 - 10:30 Session 1: Refining Industry Health

  • Crude market impact on refined products: How will recent global changes such as Mexican energy reform and Asian demand shifts affect expected global crude production and supply for motor fuels? What is the projected light/heavy spreads spanning the next 12 months and how much shale oil and product is the US anticipated to be exported?
Bernadette Johnson
VP - Market Intelligence
Drilling Info, Inc.

  • Refined product pricing outlook: What is the global appetite for US products and are those figures anticipated to remain steady? How will the abundance of crude in Corpus, Houston and Louisiana impact prices and what effect will Dakota Access have to capacity over the next year? How will this overall impact prices for products throughout 2018?
John Demopoulos
Vice President, North American Refined Products
Argus
10:30 - 11:00 Morning Networking Break
11:00 -12:30  Morning Interactive Panel Discussion- Financial Considerations: Join us as we identify and discuss timely market questions including:

  • What are some of the risks people are hedging against price moves and what widely used benchmarks are most likely subject to change? Are there new tools for financial markets that the exchanges will bring on? How will all of this affect your overall hedging strategy? 
  • How can you get more accurate information on the spot market when paper trading and how will upcoming regulations and exchanges impact your ability to enter the paper market? Will Dodd-Frank rolling back impact paper trading and what other regulations should you keep in mind? 
  • What are the financial options derivatives within refined products? What are the benefits of exchange-traded derivatives vs. over-the-counter derivative and how is this expected to shift in near future? 
Mike Davis
Director of Market Development
ICE Futures
12:30 - 14:00 Networking Lunch
14:00 - 15:30 Session 2: Regulations and Regional Focus for Motor Fuels

  • Refining Environmental Credit Planning: This presentation will discuss the refining planning aspects of both state and federal regulations that require the acquisition of environmental credits and impact pricing for products. The regulations that will be covered include The Renewable Fuel Standard, California Low Carbon Fuel Standard, Oregon Clean Fuels Program and Washington Clean Air Rule.
Gwen Mitchell
Manager, Specialty Products - Reg Fuels
Andeavor 

  • The Canadian demand for products: What volume of refined products will Canada import and is the Sturgeon Refinery near Edmonton expected to sway this at all? What is the status of DAPL and other planned infrastructure projects in Canada?
  • South American spotlight: How much product will Chile, Venezuela, Peru and Ecuador be importing within the next 12 months? What effect will the liberalization of the Mexican market have on the region and how will this impact global supply and demand balances for the rest of Latin America?
Fidel Farías
Energy Market Consultant and Business Strategy Analyst
PDVSA, Petroleos de Venezuela S.A.
15:30 - 16:00 Afternoon Networking Break 
16:00 - 17:00 Afternoon Interactive Panel Discussion- Motor Fuels Regulations: Join us as we identify and discuss timely market questions.

  • What are the annual price forecasts for RINs and what influences from policy and state incentives should be considered? What are the challenges in navigating an unhedged market and what are the corresponding impacts on buying?
  • How are the opportunities and constraints within the US biofuels market being impacted by renewable fuel standards? What are some of the risk factors and tax credits within RFS’ and how does this impact expectations for these standards moving forward? How will an anti-EPA Trump administration affect this market, will they roll back expectations and what are the potential scenarios? 
  • How is the IMO MARPOL announcement effecting bottom of the barrel products? What will compliance look like, how will regulations be enforced and what will the penalties be come 2020? 
  • What will be the market implications if the Trump administration relaxes CAFE fuel economy standards for cars and light trucks? How will refiners react to this news? 
Paul Niznik
Manager, Biofuels & Environmental
Argus Consulting Services
17:00 - 19:30 Networking Cocktail Reception

(Open to all event attendees)
Thursday, January 18
07:00 - 08:30 Registration and Breakfast 
08:30 - 08:40 Chairperson's Opening Remarks
08:40 - 09:15 Refining Keynote Address: The Future of North America’s Refining Sector: How will Mexico’s energy reform, Trump’s policies and feedstock economics impact the refining sector? How might new marine fuel specifications impact refiners? Where are the global opportunities for US refined products?

Dan Romasko
President and Chief Executive Officer
Motiva Enterprises LLC
09:15 - 10:00 Midstream Keynote Address- Oil Exports and Changing Infrastructure Needs: What opportunities have US oil exports created for the midstream sector? What infrastructure is still needed to best move oil from producing basins to export terminals? Will foreign investors become involved in transportation projects in the US to help expedite larger export volumes?

Stay tuned for the official announcement of our keynote speaker
10:00 - 10:30 Morning Networking Break & Room Switch: All attendees of the Argus Americas Motor Fuels Summit please join us in Grand Ballroom F for the remainder of the day’s sessions.
10:30 - 11:30 Session 3: Alternative Motor Fuels

  • Advanced Biofuels: All growth in the RFS will now come from advanced biofuels, the vast majority of which will be blended into distillates. How will the Trump EPA’s first RFS rule, Congress’ tax legislation, and the Department of Commerce’s trade actions impact advanced biofuels supply and demand and ultimately drive the broader American distillate market?
Gene Gebolys
Founder, President & CEO
World Energy

  • Electric vehicle demand and future of consumer adoption: What is the outlook for electric vehicle demand over the next year and when can we see real consumer adoption? How will this affect pricing for traditional and alternative fuels? How are electric vehicles providers handling credits and what are their incentives for broader consumer adoption?
11:30 - 12:00 Closing Interactive Panel Discussion- Mexican Energy Reform: A year into liberalization, early adopters and other organizations in the USGC and throughout the globe have only scratched the surface of the real-world potential of this historic shift in policy. During this closing panel discussion we will:

  • Examine ongoing logistics challenges, both existing and planned for moving products into Mexico 
  • Explore legal and tax considerations 
  • Understand end user demand and specification needs
  • Evaluate best practices for moving product across the boarder
Dan Gordon
Executive Vice President, Business Development & Strategy
Delek US Holdings
12:00 Main Conference Concludes

*Program subject to change



2018 Speakers
Nicholas Burns Harvard University
Nicholas Burns
, Former US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (2005-2008), Former US Ambassador to Greece (1997-2001) and NATO (2001–2005), Former White House Special Assistant

Nicholas Burns is the Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He is Director of the Future of Diplomacy Project and Faculty Chair for the Programs on the Middle East and on India and South Asia. He serves on the Board of Directors of the School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and is a Faculty Associate at Harvard’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.

Burns is Director of the Aspen Strategy Group, Senior Counselor at the Cohen Group, and serves on the Board of Directors of Entegris, Inc. He also serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations, including the Council on Foreign Relations, Special Olympics International, the Diplomacy Center Foundation, the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, The Trilateral Commission, the Richard Lounsbery Foundation, the Atlantic Council, America Abroad Media, the Association of Diplomatic Studies and Training, the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, the Appeal of Conscience Foundation, the Boston Committee on Foreign Relations, and the Gennadius Library. From 2014-2017, he was a member of Secretary of State John Kerry’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board at the U.S. Department of State. He is Vice Chairman of the American Ditchley Foundation and serves on the Panel of Senior Advisors at Chatham House: the Royal Institute of International Affairs. He is a member of the Committee on Conscience of the United States

Holocaust Memorial Museum. He is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Order of Saint John and Red Sox Nation.

Professor Burns served in the United States government for 27 years. As a career Foreign Service Officer, he was Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs from 2005 to 2008; the State Department’s third-ranking official when he led negotiations on the U.S.–India Civil Nuclear Agreement; a long-term military assistance agreement with Israel; and was the lead U.S. negotiator on Iran’s nuclear program. He was U.S. Ambassador to NATO (2001–2005), Ambassador to Greece (1997–2001) and State Department Spokesman (1995–1997). He worked for five years (1990–1995) on the National Security Council at the White House where he was Senior Director for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia Affairs and Special Assistant to President Clinton and Director for Soviet Affairs in the Administration of President George H.W. Bush. Burns also served in the American Consulate General in Jerusalem (1985–1987) where he coordinated U.S. economic assistance to the Palestinian people in the West Bank and before that, at the American embassies in Egypt (1983-1985) and Mauritania (1980 as an intern).

Professor Burns has received 12 honorary degrees, the Presidential Distinguished Service Award, the Secretary of State’sDistinguished Service Award, the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service from the Johns Hopkins University, the Boston College Alumni Achievement Award, and the Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award from Tufts University. He hasa Bachelor of Arts in History from Boston College (1978), a Master of Arts in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (1980), and earned a Certificat Pratique de Langue Française at the University of Paris-Sorbonne (1977). He was a visiting Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in summer 2008.
Robert Gates
Robert Gates
, Secretary of Defense (2006-2011); Author, New York Times Best Seller, DUTY: Memoirs of a Secretary at War and A Passion for Leadership

Robert Gates served as the 22nd secretary of defense (2006-2011) and is the only secretary of defense in U.S. history to be asked to remain in that office by a newly elected President. President Barack Obama is the eighth president Gates has served. He previously served under President George W. Bush.

On Gates’ last day in office, President Barack Obama awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian honor.

Before becoming secretary of defense in 2006, Gates was the president of Texas A&M University, the nation’s seventh largest university. Prior to assuming the Texas A&M presidency on August 1, 2002, he served as interim dean of the George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M from 1999 to 2001.

Gates joined the Central Intelligence Agency in 1966 and spent nearly 27 years as an intelligence professional. During that period, he spent nearly nine years at the National Security Council, the White House, serving four presidents of both political parties.

Gates served as director of Central Intelligence from 1991 until 1993. He is the only career officer in CIA’s history to rise from entry-level employee to director. He served as deputy director of Central Intelligence from 1986 until 1989 and as assistant to the President and deputy national security adviser at the White House from January 20, 1989 until November 6, 1991, for President George H.W. Bush.

Gates has been awarded the National Security Medal, the Presidential Citizens Medal, has three times received the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, and has three times received CIA’s highest award, the Distinguished Intelligence Medal. In April, 2016, he became the inaugural recipient of the Zbigniew Brzezinski Annual Prize, in recognition of his distinguished record of promoting the importance of geostrategic thinking with a transcending moral purpose.

He has authored three memoirs - Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War (2014), a straightforward, vividly written account of his experience serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, From the Shadows: The Ultimate Insider’s Story of Five Presidents and How They Won the Cold War (1996) which details his career as a CIA officer at the center of power during a time when the threat of global annihilation informed America’s every move, and A Passion for Leadership: Lessons on Change and Reform from Fifty Years of Public Service (January 2016), in which Gates draws on years of exceptional experience to offer readers a powerful, informative and pragmatic look at leadership.

Until becoming secretary of defense, Gates served as chairman of the independent trustees of The Fidelity Funds, the nation’s largest mutual fund company, and on the board of directors of NACCO Industries, Inc., Brinker International, Inc. and Parker Drilling Company.

Gates currently serves on the board of directors of Starbucks and is partner in the consulting firm, RHG LLC, with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and others. He has also served on the board of directors and executive committee of the American Council on Education, the board of directors of the National Association of State Universities and Land- Grant Colleges. He has also been president of the Boy Scouts of America, and the National Eagle Scout Association.

A native of Kansas, Gates received his bachelor’s degree from the College of William & Mary, his master’s degree in history from Indiana University and his doctorate in Russian and Soviet history from Georgetown University. Gates was installed as chancellor of the college of William & Mary, beginning in February 2012. He is the first William & Mary alumnus in the modern era to serve as chancellor of the college.

In 1967, he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force and served as an intelligence officer at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri.
Dan Romasko, Chief Executive Officer and President, Motiva Enterprises LLC

Bio and headshot coming soon.
Daniel Gordon, EVP Business Development & Strategy, Delek US Holdings
Dan Gordon
, Executive Vice President, Business Development & Strategy, Delek US Holdings

Dan Gordon is Executive Vice President Business Development & Strategy at Delek US Holdings. Delek operates two refineries in the United States with a combined refining capacity of 140,000 bbls/day, along with a variety of midstream and downstream assets. He has been focused in recent years on expanding Delek’s crude operations and capabilities, in particular by developing its crude by rail initiative, which includes the establishment of DK Canada. Prior to this role, Dan has held several senior level roles within Delek including, Vice President of Crude Supply & Trading and Vice President of Fuel Supply and Transportation for Mapco, a 370+ convenience store chain which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Delek, overseeing its refined product supply, pricing and distribution.

Dan has earned an MBA from Georgia Tech and BS from the University of Florida.
Gwen Mitchell, Manager, Specialty Products - Reg Fuels, Andeavor

Bio and headshot coming soon.

Fidel Farias
Fidel Farías
, Energy Market Consultant and Business Strategy Analyst, PDVSA, Petroleos de Venezuela S.A.

Fidel Farias is an Economist from the University of Potsdam in Germany. He holds a post graduate degree in Economics of Financial Markets. Currently, he is an Energy Market Consultant at the Corporate Planning Department of PDVSA. He is responsible for cash flow analysis and oil price forecast, oil market analysis for the Venezuelan OPEC officials, monitoring of Venezuelan crude oil production, market studies for Venezuelan crude oil and products, analyzing development of financial markets and their relationship with the world economic growth amongst others.

Fidel Farias is specialized in the international energy market, providing industry players and new comers with information on Mergers & Acquisition and Joint Ventures opportunities and strategies. He is also focused on Corporate Finance issues such as financing strategies (including Project Finance), economic evaluation of projects and valuation of companies and assets.

His main research areas include: monetary theory and policy, international economics, macroeconomics, interactions between monetary and fiscal policies, financial contagion, crude price formation and volatility, energy markets and economics of financial markets and volatility transmission between oil and financial markets.
Gene Gebolys
Gene Gebolys
, Founder, President & CEO, World Energy

Mr. Gebolys has championed biodiesel’s development in the U.S. and throughout the world for over twenty years. In 1998, he founded World Energy. A widely recognized industry leader, World Energy has been named Platt’s Global Downstream Energy Company of the Year and The US Department of Energy’s National Stakeholder of the Year.

Mr. Gebolys was the founding Chairman of the National Biodiesel Political Action Committee and was a founding Commissioner of the National Biodiesel Accreditation Commission (BQ-9000). He was Chair of the National Biodiesel Board’s Regulatory Committee for five years during the establishment of the industry’s most critical public policy supports including the establishment of the Blenders Tax Credit and the Federal Renewable Fuels Standard. Mr. Gebolys has Chaired the industry’s RFS Task Force since its inception in 2009 overseeing the US biodiesel industry’s efforts on all issues relating to the industry’s most important public policy issue. He remains active in in the most critical matters impacting biofuel industry growth domestically and around the world.

Prior to founding World Energy, Mr. Gebolys was Vice President for Alternative Fuels for Twin Rivers Technologies Inc., the country’s first stand-alone biodiesel business. He holds degrees from Harvard University and The Ohio State University in Public Administration, Economics, and Business Management.
Mike Davis
Mike Davis
. Director of Market Development, ICE Futures

Mike has over 25 years of experience in the trading and analysis of a wide diversity of global derivatives markets. He is a former proprietary trader of financial futures and options on London’s LIFFE derivatives exchange.

Mike joined ICE in November 2008. He has responsibility for the development of both new and existing futures and OTC markets, clearing services and derivative products for all ICE global oil markets, and is a member of ICE Futures Europe Senior Management team. Prior to his current role, he was at Platts for eight years, in particular leading the development of the suite of Platts forward curve products. He has been closely involved in assessing, analyzing and explaining energy and commodity forward markets for a wide diversity of specialists and non-specialists alike.

In recent years he has guested on Russia’s RBC Business News channel, China’s CCTV News channels, Sky TV News primetime ‘Live at 5’ evening news, Channel News Asia, CNBC Asia’s ‘Squawk box’, BBC TV’s ‘Working Lunch’ and BBC World Service Radio news, as well as numerous speaking engagements across the Americas, Europe and Asia. Mike has led, chaired and presented hedging and risk management forums or seminars in Bangalore, Beijing, Berlin, Calgary, Dubai, Geneva, Guangzhou, Houston, Hong Kong, London, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Mumbai, New Delhi, Rotterdam, Shanghai and Singapore. He currently leads ICE’s ongoing global program of energy risk and trading events.

Mike Has a BA and Masters in Law from Emmanuel College, Cambridge University, England.
Bernadette Johnson Managing Partner Ponderosa Advisors
Bernadette Johnson
, VP - Market Intelligence, Drilling Info, Inc.

Bernadette Johnson joined Drilling Info through the acquisition of products and services from Ponderosa Energy. She serves as Vice President, Market Intelligence for Drilling Info and is responsible for helping to grow and expand DI’s analytics offerings, building on the work she did at Ponderosa Energy leading consulting engagements and research efforts. With over 10 years’ experience in the energy industry, Bernadette has earned the reputation of industry expert with extensive experience providing crude, natural gas, and NGL fundamentals analysis and advisory services to various players in the North American and Global energy markets. A regular commentator for and speaker to the energy industry, her specific market expertise spans: financial trading, production forecasts, demand forecasts by sector, infrastructure analysis, midstream analysis, storage value analysis, and price forecasts. Prior to joining Ponderosa, and now DI, Bernadette was Senior Research Analyst for Sasco Energy Partners in Westport, CT where she provided analytics and research support for a team of financial traders active in natural gas, power and oil futures markets. Bernadette began her career with BENTEK Energy, LLC as a Senior Energy Analyst, Natural Gas Market Fundamentals and consulting project team lead. Bernadette holds a MS Degree in International Political Economy of Resources and a BS Degree in Economics, from the Colorado School of Mines.
John Demopoulos
John Demopoulos
, Vice President, North American Refined Products, Argus

John Demopoulos is Vice President, North American Refined Products at Argus in New York. As Senior Markets Manager, John is responsible for ensuring methodological rigor across Argus’ Americas operations. He works closely with Argus’ price reporting teams around the world, ensuring that markets are being assessed appropriately, and that methodologies are being clearly communicated to Argus’ customers. John was previously Argus’ Bureau Chief in New York, where he built a small team of price reporters, launched a marine fuels report, and revamped Argus’ coverage of global asphalt markets. Before that, he covered a variety of commodity markets from Argus’ London headquarters, including natural gas and crude oil. John joined Argus after working for several years as a freelance journalist, based in Greece and the Balkans. He has over a decade’s experience in commodities, a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics, and a bachelor’s degree from King’s College London.
Paul Niznik
Paul Niznik
, Manager, Biofuels & Environmental, Argus Consulting Services

Paul has over 27 years of experience in biofuels and alternative fuel development. His broad knowledge of biofuel economics – including RFS, RINs and LCFS – has kept refiners, biofuels producers, automakers and government agencies informed of alternative fuels markets and policies. He pioneered biodiesel sales for major oil companies such as Hess, Gulf and Irving Oil, and has consulted for Chevron, US DOE, USDA, Phillips 66, Nissan, Toyota, Hess, Petrobras, the Government of Zimbabwe and UOP Honeywell. Paul is an alumnus of Yale University where he studied astrophysics.
And others to be announced soon!




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